The National Weather Service is forecasting hazardous winter weather for Williamson County beginning Sunday, Jan. 14.

The area will experience the “coldest air of the winter season thus far,” according to NWS reports.

Round Rock and surrounding areas will see temperatures in the 20s and 30s for between 48-60 hours, with wind chills dipping temperatures closer to single digits overnight and in the early morning hours. There is a light chance of freezing precipitation Sunday evening in the eastern part of the region, according to NWS reports.

What residents need to know

As residents prepare for the frigid temperatures, the city of Round Rock has a few tips to remember:
  • People: Keep warm, dress in layers and check on elderly family or neighbors.
  • Pets: Bring animals inside to keep furry friends healthy and safe.
  • Pipes: Drip faucets and cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks.
  • Plants: Bring small, potted plants inside, and cover larger plants to keep them warm during the freezing conditions.
Williamson County residents can also sign up to receive local emergency alerts from Warn Central Texas by text, phone or email.

City officials recommend also preparing vehicles for winter conditions by stocking them with blankets, flashlights, nonperishable food and water. Locals can monitor road conditions at or 1-800-452-9292.

Report power outages to Oncor’s storm center website or by calling 888-313-4747. Oncor users may also register for alerts by texting REG to 66267.

One more thing

Other emergency winter supplies residents are encouraged to stock up on include:
  • A first aid kit
  • A radio
  • A flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra supplies for babies and the elderly, including a week’s worth of prescription medications
  • Nonperishable canned food
  • Water
  • Candles